Oct 27, 2012 10:00am EDT
communities, whether it's improving food distribution, improving green energy. these are things they're able to do themselves. that is a mode of millennial set of engagement that really can work. i think we can see that throughout the presidential. >> matt? >> felicia's reference to local communities highlights the die cot ma dichotomy. volunteerism you get an immediate efficacy, you see a smiling kid when you're done tutoring them. when you vote in this country, there's no immediate perceived effect. one of the biggest barriers that politician haves to make the case to my generation about is the fact that sloeting is more than a historic right and necessity. it's something as to how resources and investments are allocated. when we talk later about education, higher education is often the first thing on the menu to cut in many states because young people don't vote in as great a number. that needs to be clearer and more boldly stated by the candidates. >> it's an interesting point. if i'm tutoring at the neighborhood school, i get the instant gratification. if i vote for a candi
Oct 28, 2012 10:00am EDT
do think it's shifting. i agree that you see the political energy in the democratic party with governor cuomo, as well. i don't think, though, as a legal matter that she they should be on ballots at all. >> again, california has ending the death penalty on there, changing the three strikes law.. >> again, california has ending the death penalty on there, changing the three strikes law.. >> again, california has ending the death penalty on there, changing the three strikes law. things that i as a progressive would be generally supportive of, and yet my concern is when at the show up on ballot measures rather than showing up in our state legislature as did doing the work of legislation. >> you ask is it a good thing or bad thing and the answer is yes. i mean, also makes you wonder, we talked about election reform a little bit before and but i do think election reform, the venue for it may be ballot measure. because you've got to take election reform out of of the hands of incumbent, democrats or republicans. i think most of the time incumbents don't want dramatic election reform.
Nov 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
. the energy gathered by gale force winds has the power to focus our public attention. superstorm sandy may help the electorate focus in the few days that remain in the 2012 presidential campaign. our vote on tuesday will be for a disaster manager and chief taking charge of a country in an economic state of emergency, building a society that leaves all of us more prepared for disaster. at my table is ari melber, msnbc contributor. norry tan dan, kate dawson and david rodi, a reuters columnist and contributor for the atlantic. thank you all for being here. >> i want to start with you. the article, the piece you wrote was about the inequalities that have been revealed in the con te context of sandy. >> i am one of the privileged new yorkers. there has always been divisions in the city but this storm brought them out more vividly than ever. i was able to go to a hotel. i was in a mandatory evacuation area. i went to this hotel. if you had wealth, you could shelter in a nice place i had. if you had a steady job, you didn't have to work. all around the hotel were restaurant workers that had
Nov 4, 2012 7:00am PST
-vote win. we have the money and the resources. we have energy. and no fault of our own, we've got a governor in pennsylvania, a governor in new jersey, a governor in virginia, i mean we won big in the 2010 change election. why not see what we can do. 129 million people voted in the last election. that was a pretty good-sized turn kraut. i'm predicting that that's coming again. >>> we'll talk about nate silver and his probabilities. that's up next. also a programming night. tonight at 7:00 eastern. a special edition of "hardball with chris matthews" and a very special guest. vice president joe biden. matthews and biden. that's going to be fire. we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] today, jason is here to volunteer to help those in need. when a twinge of back pain surprises him. morning starts in high spirits, but there's a growing pain in his lower back. as lines grow longer, his pain continues to linger. but after a long day of helping others, he gets some helpful advice. just two aleve have the strength to keep back pain away all day. today, jason chose aleve. just two pills f